An author, journalist, and stand-up comedian, Paul Krassner was the founder and editor of the legendary journal of social and political satire, The Realist. He was a founder of the Youth International Party (the Yippies), and was a member of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters. He was a radio personality in San Francisco, known as “Rumpleforeskin.” His writing has appeared in major publications, including Playboy, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, National Lampoon, Mad Magazine, and The Village Voice. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books and edited his friend Lenny Bruce's autobiography. Paul Krassner is a contributor to The Huffington Post and The Rag Blog.
Paul and Thorne discuss The Realist and the underground press, The Fugs' Tuli Kupferberg, taking acid with Groucho Marx, and much more.
Host and producer: Thorne Dreyer. Engineer and co-producer: Tracey Schulz.